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Ballet vs Musical - What's the difference?

ballet | musical |

As nouns the difference between ballet and musical

is that ballet is a classical form of dance while musical is a stage performance, show or film which involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting.

As an adjective musical is

of or relating to music.

ballet

English

(wikipedia ballet)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A classical form of dance.
  • A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
  • The company of persons who perform this dance.
  • (music) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa-la burden or chorus, most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
  • (heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * ballet dancer * ballet flats * ballet music

    See also

    * mime * modern dance ----

    musical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to music.
  • Gifted or skilled in music.
  • Pleasing to the ear.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a stage performance, show or film which involves singing, dancing and musical numbers performed by the cast as well as acting.